Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU

Retired Freed-Hardeman University professors Drs. Milton and Patricia Tucker were Masters of the Bell Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the 15th annual Tolling of the Bell, signaling the beginning of the academic school year.

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  • Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU

    Retired Freed-Hardeman University professors Drs. Milton and Patricia Tucker were Masters of the Bell Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the 15th annual Tolling of the Bell, signaling the beginning of the academic school year.

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  • His Honor Highers honored at reception His Honor Highers honored at reception

    Henderson resident Allan R. Highers was honored along with two other judges at a reception last week in Jackson. Highers is Judge of the Court of Appeals, Western District of Tennessee.

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  • Chester County schools make strides in TCAP Chester County schools make strides in TCAP

    Tennessee Department of Education has released the 2013-2014 TCAP results. Specific results for individual schools were embargoed for nearly a month after the basic information was released.

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  • Arts continues summer shows Arts continues summer shows

    Beyond Blame and other artists entertained the attendees Aug. 21 at the latest installment of Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson.

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  • Eaglettes are runners-up at FHU v-ball tournament Eaglettes are runners-up at FHU v-ball tournament

    The Chester County High School volleyball team opened their season this week against three opponents who each qualified for the state tournament last year.

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  • CCJHS dominates USJ, 38-16 CCJHS dominates USJ, 38-16

    Cornelius Bailey, follows his blockers for big yardage in Chester County Junior High’s 38-16 blasting of University School of Jackson Thursday in Jackson. For more information on Junior High Football, see the Chester County Independent’s special Fall Sports Section, included with this edition.

     

     

     

     

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  • Garner’s wit, wisdom and humor returning to the farm Garner’s wit, wisdom and humor returning to the farm

    County employees and friends held a reception Aug. 13 for Johnny W. Garner who is retiring after 28 years as Chester County Clerk. Garner’s seventh and final term in office will end Aug. 29 when Stacy Smith will take the oath of office as county clerk after his election Aug. 7.

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  • Arts in the Alley returns to Downtown Park Thursday Arts in the Alley returns to Downtown Park Thursday

    Arts in the Alley, sponsored by the Henderson Arts Commission, returns to the downtown park Thursday, Aug. 21. Music will be provided by Beyond Blame beginning at 6 p.m. Local students, Austin Varner and Hannah Frank, will take the stage at 8 p.m.

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It’s all brand new!
It’s all brand new!

Chester County Fire Chief Jim Vest inspects two new fire trucks which just arrived Thursday from Deep South Fire Trucks in Seminary, Miss.

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Two charged with intent to sell
Two charged with intent to sell

Two persons were charged with possession with intent to sell schedule VI drugs following the execution of a search warrant Aug. 18.

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Independent office closed for Labor Day

Our offices at the Chester County Independent will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in celebration of Labor Day.

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Stars lining up for Labor Day weekend show

The Simply Soul Band headlines the entertainment for the second annual Labor Day Weekend parade, picnic and bike and car show.

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Officials to receive oath Aug. 29

Newly elected county officials will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Chester County Criminal Justice Center.

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School board to discuss end of year results

Chester County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the meeting room of the Board of Education office, at 970 East Main Street in Henderson.

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Flooding at City Hall addressed by board

City of Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 14. Chester County Independent will have video from the meeting available on its website at www.chestercountyindependent.com.

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FHU honors faculty, staff for years of service
FHU honors faculty, staff for years of service

Freed-Hardeman University honored 26 members of its faculty and staff Aug. 19 at its conference launching the 2014-15 school year. FHU President Joe Wiley presented awards to those who have completed five, 10, 15, 20, 35 and 40 years of work at the university.

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Living on! In death young man blesses with tissue donation
Living on! In death young man blesses with tissue donation

Saturday, May 15, 2004, Dustin Stovall graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee at Martin. His parents, Nancy and Dennis Stovall were there, along with his brother Cody, and Dennis parents.
“That Saturday for us was one of the best days we had ever had as a family,” said Nancy.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Hello everyone. Sorry I ran out on you last week. Orban and I got a chance to go to Gulf Shores, Ala. with Sylvia and Larry so we went.
I did not have time to do my news. We had a great time.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Come one, Come all this Saturday, Aug. 23. It’s time for our annual Enville Fun Day which starts at 12 noon.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week. The first thing I would like to do is thank the Lord for another week. It is always great to be with you in your home, on your job and even over seas. To all of our men and women in the military thank you for serving our country!

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! First things first, let’s thank the Lord for allowing us to see another week! I hope you had a great week.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

There will be a benefit at the Hickory Corner Community Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 for Guy Clayton who is battling cancer. There will be whole hog barbeque cooked by Avis Clayton, Guy’s brother. Barbeque plates, sandwiches, barbeque chicken plates and hot dogs will be available.

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A taste of Germany at home
A taste of Germany at home

German food is supposedly an acquired taste, but throughout all my travels, I’ve always enjoyed the food I’ve encountered there.

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Fall is just around the corner – Time for apples and nuts, warm spices and tasty bread
Fall is just around the corner – Time for apples and nuts, warm spices and tasty bread

Sometimes the need to bake trumps the amount of time you have in your day, and you need something quick and easy. This apple bread recipe is easy and delicious, and with little preparation time, you will have fresh bread in no time.

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Class of 1974 celebrates 40th year class reunion
Class of 1974 celebrates 40th year class reunion

The Chester County High School Class of 1974 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary class reunion with a luncheon at the high school.

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Henderson native honored at Salem, Mass. medical center
Henderson native honored at Salem, Mass. medical center

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) cardiac surgery physician assistant, and Henderson native, Dixie Patterson, received the Outstand-ing Civilian Physician Assistant of the Year award by the Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

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Hunington-Middleton graduated
Hunington-Middleton graduated

Stephanie Rene Hunington-Middleton graduated Practical Nursing School on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, from Tennessee Tech Crump Center

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Seatons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Seatons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Seaton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

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August is National Breastfeeding Month
Breastfeeding: Mother’s milk is superior infant food

Melissa Vickers is a longtime LLL (La Leche League), leader and she has been for 24 years and counting.
If you are wondering what the La Leche League is all about you are not a new mother.

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Chasing Little Red Riding Hood
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY NEWS
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Future cheerleaders
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JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY
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Attack clicks and Lady Lions get first win
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CC beats Adamsville in early-season golf match
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CC Eagle golfers beat Trenton and Madison
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CCHS hosts Adamsville again to start ‘14 season
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Chester County hosts South Gibson
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Deadline is Aug. 28 for District Senior Olympics
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Deadline is Aug. 28 for District Senior Olympics
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